March 23, 2022 Subject:
I actually prefer these versions to those of David Suchet. John Moffat seems to me to be a more versatile actor and I like his interpretation of the character of Poirot. His accent also seems to me, having lived for some time in Belgium, to sound more authentic to my ear. The rest of the cast too do very well with some notably fine performances. Thank you for uploading this selection, I really appreciate it.
December 28, 2021 Subject:
Here Here 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Couldn’t agree more with the Debs comment on 31st January 2020.
Both succinctly and concisely put, and dashed accurate!
November 5, 2020 Subject:
NOT modernising the stories = genius
Contrary to the jadedchap above, I'm happy to see that they haven't mucked about with Christie, who was a genius. People who aren't at that level can only spoil things.
August 14, 2020 Subject:
Professional work hamstrung by a decision spoiling much.
The sound quality is OK, the voice actors are competent and doing their job (rare enough), but the decision NOT to modernize the stories keeps some a bit bleak, predictable & boring.
Some cases are more convincing than others, and I note that "The ABC murders!" is especially interesting, as Hercules Poirot distinguishes (narrates to us listeners) the difference between the type of murderer eager for attention & mocking the investigators and the kind of murderer hiding the traces and obscuring the investigation instead.
Personally, I also appreciated "A Murder in Mesopotamia".
For fans of Agatha Christie such may not matter, but I remembered some of the makers from: